Buchannan Family History

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Buchannan Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Buchanan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Buchannon, Buchanan, Buchanon, Hanna, Bohannan, Behanna, Brannan

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Buchannan Family Origin

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Buchannan Family Occupations

What did your Buchannan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Buchannan family was Labourer. Farmer, Servant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buchannan. The most common Buchannan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Buchannan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Buchannan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Buchannan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Buchannan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buchannan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Buchannan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Buchannan. For the veterans among your Buchannan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buchannan Life Expectancy

What is the average Buchannan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Buchannan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Buchannan in 1963 was 78, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buchannan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buchannan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Buchannan Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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